COVID-19 increases stillbirths during pregnancy: research

Pregnant women who become infected with the delta variant face a significantly higher risk of a stillbirth or dying during childbirth, new studies show. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday that examined 1.2 million deliveries in 736

Pandemic causing ‘Great Resignation’ of doctors and nurses

The health care profession is hemorrhaging workers, with nearly one in five quitting since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent report in the Atlantic. The industry lost approximately half a million workers since February 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau

CDC panel approves COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all US adults

An influential U.S. advisory panel said Friday it would recommend expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults age 18 and over.  The decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) public health experts could make the shots available

Starbucks hepatitis A scare: What to know

A local New Jersey health department urged patrons who went to a Gloucester Township Starbucks coffee shop on certain days this month to get vaccinated for hepatitis A after an employee tested positive.  Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection. WAITING

Fauci: COVID-19 hospitalizations rising among vaccinated

COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising among people who are fully vaccinated, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease.  Fauci discussed what was driving virus surges in hot spots around the U.S.  “What we’re starting

11-year-old girl catches gonorrhea from swimming in hot spring

An 11-year-old Austrian girl was reportedly infected with gonorrhea after bathing in a popular thermal pool while on vacation in Italy.  The girl was diagnosed with Neisseria gonorrhoeae following a dip in the hot spring off the island of Pantelleria’s crater lake Specchio

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